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to the flag. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the presiding officer: the clerk will read a communication to the senate. the clerk: washington d.c., september 12, 2012. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable kirsten e. gillibrand, a senator from the state of new york, to perform the duties of the chair. signed: daniel k. inouye, president pro tempore. mr. reid: madam president? the presiding officer: the majority leader. mr. reid: the senate is now considering the motion to proceed to s. 3547, the veterans job corps act. 70 minutes will be equally divided this morning between the two leaders or their designees with the republicans controlling the first half and the majority controlling the final half. we'll begin consideration of veterans jobs bill today. it's unfortunate that we're having to go through all this, another couple of filibusters on this bill. but th
, a understand when the come home to the -- and when they come home to the united states of america, when they need a job or health care or an education, there should never be a waiting line in this country. as a senator from minnesota, fighting for our veterans has been a major fa cuss. we have the fifth biggest national guard in the country, give than our population is only 22nd in the country, you can so that we have a lot of people who want to serve our country and sign up to serve on the front line. we have worked to cut through the red tape and streamline credentialing to help service members transitions their military skills into good-paying jobs at home. to give just one example, right now returning paramedics are too often unable to count the medical training they receive in the military towards receiving a license to become a sillian emergency medical technician. that's why i introduced the vitiates to paramedics act to fix that problem by encouraging states to give paramedics credit for the medical training that they've already received in the military. not only does this help
the greatest example of the incompetence of the congress of the united states i've ever seen. i'm for helping veterans. i'm for paying for it. i'm for making sure they get rewards for their service and their sacrifice. this bill isn't it. this is a charade. it is exactly what it is. to call it anything else dishonors the service of those who have defended and protected our country. i yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from connecticut. mr. blumenthal: thank you, mr. president. like many of my colleagues before i begin my remarks on the subject that brings me to the floor today, which is the dream act, i'd like to take a moment to reflect on the brutal, unconscionable attacks that occurred on our diplomatic posts in libya and egypt. like many of my colleagues, i am outraged and saddened by the brutal murder of four courageous americans in a cowardly, unconscionable attack on the united states consulate in been gaza, libya, their families families -- benghazi, libya. their families thoughts are in my prayers. these brave diplomats were patriots and pro
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